Why is it important to have an end-of-season water analysis?

Before you put your pool to bed in the Fall, it is important to have an end-of-season water analysis performed on your pool. Even though you will not be using the pool in the winter, it is still crucial to make sure the pool is in balance while it is dormant. In fact, it is even more important than when the pool is running,because you are not as likely to notice changes in water chemistry beneath your winter cover.

Watercrafters recommends that you have a complete Winter Water Analysis 5-10 days before you winterize your pool. At this time we will verify that your pool is in balance. Our staff will perform a thorough analysis and provide you with a computerized printout that details exactly what you need to do to protect your pool and what order to do it in. We will analyze factors such as total alkalinity, calcium hardness, metals and pH. These all play an important part in protecting your pool’s finish, preventing staining and making sure that your winterizing chemicals work efficiently.
We also will verify your Optimizer Plus level so that you can benefit from its algae protecting properties throughout the off-season.

We’ve had tremendous success with new Pool Complete throughout the summer. In the fall, we will be recommending Pool Closing Complete enzyme treatment to prevent staining and waterline rings while maintaining water clarity.

Several newly plastered pools have experienced scaling over the past couple of winters, probably due to the warmer winters and frequent temperature fluctuations. Be sure to let us know if your plaster pool was built or was replastered within the last two years. If so, you will want to add Scale Inhibitor to help reduce your risk for this type of scaling.

Also, if your pool has algae or is cloudy, be sure to tell our staff when you are having your water test done. You will want to correct these problems before you close down so that they will not become worse over the winter.